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into our cars. >> america is the world's leading producer of soybeans. by using oil from soybeans to make materials like the foam ellen showed me, ford now uses far less petroleum. and soybeans cause less pollution. >> so, one of the other areas we're working on is over here. and do you know what this is? >> it's wheat, right? >> exactly. so we're looking at wheat, as well as other natural fibers, to put into our hard-molded plastics in place of things like fiberglass and minerals to make our plastics stronger. so, in addition to putting natural materials to improve the environmental friendliness, it also makes our plastics lighter in weight. >> why is lightweight so important? >> well, the lighter the weight of our vehicles, the better the fuel economy. >> and that means cars can go further on less gas. >> this is a fiber called "kenaf." that can either be combined with plastic and molded into a part like this or something that's more like this. and this one, i think, is one of the more interesting ones we've been looking at recently. do you know what that is? >> money? >> yep, this is s
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